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AB-855 State employees: absence without leave: reinstatement.(2013-2014)

Senate:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
2nd
3rd
2nd
3rd
Pass
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Pass
Veto
Died
Bill Status
AB-855
Brown (A)
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State employees: absence without leave: reinstatement.
03/24/13
An act to amend Section 19996.2 of the Government Code, relating to public employment.
Assembly
09/12/13
08/26/13

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Died
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
03/06/14 Last day to consider Governor's veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
01/06/14 Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/13/13 Vetoed by Governor.
09/24/13 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
09/06/13 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 46. Noes 30. Page 2978.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 855 without my signature.

This bill seeks to remedy the rare circumstance when the state misapplies the absent without leave statute, forcing both the state and the employee to go to court to resolve the dispute. In these cases, both the state and the employee incur both delay and significant expenses. This does not make sense.

I am directing the Government Operations Agency and CalHR, as well as all of my department heads, to reinstate an employee in the limited instances when the state has improperly dismissed that employee under Government Code 19996.2, and there are no other grounds for dismissal.  CalHR should develop any required administrative or regulatory changes necessary to effectuate this change.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.